What is petty theft?
A common question is, what is petty theft? Well, in Pennsylvania we think of petty theft as retail theft or shoplifting. Under Pennsylvania, the laws are written by the legislature, and they’re defined as retail theft, or shoplifting, and that’s almost what you’d expect. Whether it is something small like makeup or something bigger like an iphone, it boils down to one thing. It is stealing an item that doesn’t belong to you.
The word petty theft almost gives a sense that it is something simple but there is nothing simple about criminal law. It is a very serious charge that could have serious implications for the rest of your life. Any time that you or a family member are facing a citation, or a criminal charge, or an investigation, or a call from a police officer, that is when it is imperative to reach out to experienced attorneys.
Attorneys like our team at Ciccarelli Law Offices, where we will take your call, we will meet with you, and we will discuss how we can help. Have you been accused of petty theft? Give us a call. We are here for you and we will fight for you.